The Aston Martin V8 started production in 1969 and ran for 20 years, ending in 1989. Completely handbuilt in England, each car took over 1,200 hours to finish in proud Aston Martin tradition. The Series III V8 shown here was delivered to the US in 1977 and is a pre-smog car with a stout 300 factory-rated horsepower and five-speed manual transmission — almost the British equivalent of an American muscle car. The car still has its matching engine and transmission and has covered just over 50,000 miles. The exterior has been repainted in black as it was delivered and the tan interior is in remarkable shape. Rocker rust repair — a known problem on these cars — was performed, although not a concours-level example, a car that can be driven as it was intended to be.